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The Florentine Dagger (1935)

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Juan Cesare, a descendant of the Borgia's of Vienna, thinks he may have a murder streak in him acquired from his long-dead relatives, is is love with Florence Ballau, but her father lodges ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald Woods ...
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Dr. Lytton
Henry O'Neill ...
Victor Ballau
Robert Barrat ...
The Captain
Florence Fair ...
Teresa Holspar
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Von Stein
Charles Judels ...
Salvatore
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Lili Salvatore
Paul Porcasi ...
Antonio
Eily Malyon ...
Frau Fredericka
Egon Brecher ...
Karl
Herman Bing ...
Baker
Henry Kolker ...
Auctioneer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Walter Bonn ...
Bartender (scenes deleted)
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Juan Cesare, a descendant of the Borgia's of Vienna, thinks he may have a murder streak in him acquired from his long-dead relatives, is is love with Florence Ballau, but her father lodges a strong protest. Papa Ballau is later found dead with a Florentine dagger of the Borgia type stuck firmly in him. Juan is all wrought up and tortured by thoughts he may have been the killer. But there is also a disfigured housekeeper on the premises who may or may not have had a motive. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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30 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Punhal dos Borgias  »

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Robert Barrat steals the show from the rest of the cast...
21 July 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This little programmer from Warner Bros. features a bunch of studio contract players, all trying to do their best to bring some life into an unlikely story about a man (DONALD WOODS) who thinks he's inherited a tendency to kill because he's from a long line of Borgias. Nevertheless, he's encouraged to write a play about Lucretia Borgia for the daughter of HENRY O'NEILL, played by MARGARET LINDSAY.

When O'Neill becomes the victim of a stabbing, the plot thickens as Detective Von Brinkner (ROBERT BARRAT) goes about trying to solve the crime. But it's really C. AUBREY SMITH who does most of the snooping to uncover the reason behind O'Neill's vicious death.

However, it's Barrat's lively performance as the playboy detective that gives a lift to the story and a bit of humor that's badly needed.

It's really a B-film struggling to look like an A-film with some proper atmosphere and period settings, but the story is told in dull fashion and never quite becomes as fascinating as the film's imaginative title.


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